Prepare to be poor… VERY poor. We’ve known they were coming for quite some time, but Bandai has finally officially announced their S.H.Monsterarts toy line. Sculpted by Yuji Sakai, this new spin-off of the S.H. Figuarts line will be centered around Toho’s Godzilla monsters franchise. And it gets worse/better…
The first figure, Heisei era Godzilla will debut in November and run around $75! While that’s certainly pricey, it’s also the first ever Godzilla figure with this level of poseability. He’s going to have 29 points of articulation and as you can see from the photos, will be able to hit all his signature poses for the first time ever.
Like many of the Bandai figures, the first run will have bonus “heat effect” parts. These figures are in 6 inch scale, with Godzilla coming in at just a little over 6 inches. Right now no US retailers have these up for pre-order, but you can bet that they will as we get closer to the release date.
The second figure will come out in December and run closer to $90. That figure is of the Heisei era MechaGodzilla. Although hardly the most popular design, it does show that Bandai is willing to put out some figures that aren’t normally released. Of all the MechaGodzilla designs, this one is the least to be released in various formats.
MechaGodzilla will also feature die-cast parts in the legs and knees, likely similar to how some S.H. Figuarts contain metal. Of course this is on a larger scale, since the figure itself is bigger.
The first release of Mecha G will also have a limited run of bonus “Mega Buster” effect parts. And yes, I’m getting these dudes… And yes I’m going to be broke. It’s time to start dropping other toy lines, so I can start collecting these! More photos after the cut!
This is a kaiju lovers dream! November can’t come fast enough. Start saving now folks!